FIREX-AQ Prelaunch Data Visualization

  • Released Thursday, July 18th, 2019
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:13AM
  • ID: 4729

This data visualization starts with an overview of the United States west coast. As we zoom into several California wildfires, MODIS data dissolves in to show some of the low-lying smoke resulting from these fires. The camera then pans across the United States, slowly revealing CALIPSO swath passes as they dissect the atmosphere. Throughout most of the journey CALIPSO picks up many aerosol signatures as shown in the more opaque portions of the curtain.

The FIREX-AQ mission will track fire emissions as they travel across the United States. Please visit the FIREX-AQ website for more information.


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Datasets used in this visualization

  • CALIPSO Total Attenuated Backscatter

    ID: 583
    Collected with CALIOP 8/6/2018, 8/8/2018, 8/10/2018, 8/12/2018, 8/14/2018, 8/16/2018, 8/18/2018, 8/20/2018, 8/22/2018
  • Terra and Aqua True Color (Band Combination 1, 4, 3)

    ID: 649
    Collected with MODIS NASA 8/2/2018 - 8/24/2018
  • GOES-16

    ID: 978
    Collected with ABI 8/2/2018 - 8/24/2018

    Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has 16 spectral bands, including two visible channels, four near-infrared channels and ten infrared channels. It is nearly identical to the imagers on Himawari 8 and Himawari 9.

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  • Suomi NPP Fire Pixels

    ID: 1053
    Analysis Collected with VIIRS NASA/GSFC 8/2/2018 - 8/24/2018

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